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BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:30

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Minerva apologises for nearly launching a health scare. As many readers have pointed out, she slipped up somehow in her assertion that long term use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of cancers, particularly in women (BMJ 2006;332:1282, 27 May). The source article (Neurology 2006;66: 1318-24) quite clearly refers to a risk of fractures, not cancer.


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